Oh, and I'm not carrying twins!! Just a beautiful singleton :-)
Hey I had the same problem when I was pregnant with my first little boy... I had the worst!!!!! swelling in the world (everything imaginable) and more than likely it is water weight and it will fluctuate depending on what you eat and how much salt intake you have and how much you drink... I think that it is not a definite! I don't even have a scale in my house for this reason (even before I got pregnant) and just get weighed at my doctor's appointments. PS I don't think the tootsie rolls are going to hurt you unless the are the king sized ones!
I truly think it is more water retention than actual fat. But I am still not happy about this. Maybe they’ll give me something to help me get all that excess fluid out of my body more efficiently at my next visit? Apparently my urination increase hasn’t helped much. Nickie….thanks for sharing. It’s working. I’m starting to feel better. I’ll make my husband place the scale some place where I can’t find it lol
I know it's hard, but try not to worry too much. I am the same as you I am usually very active and thin when I am not pregnant. Even now pregnant I still I track what I eat on MH with the food tracker, and track my exercise (even when I know I make bad food choices). I have gain 20 pounds too and I am only three weeks ahead of you. I gained 8 pounds in one month at one visit...lol. It is hard to watch the scale creep up and up.
You are almost 6 months along and you can gain up to 35 pounds and still be in the "heathy" recommended weight gain... you still have 15 to go :) Enjoy your tootsies, and try to eat lots of small healthy meals, and maybe try a few slow refreshing short walks during the week. I have a treadmill, so that is nice because if I start to feel bad I can hop off and rest. That may help slow the weight gain a little, and it's good for your circulation. It may even help your energy some.
I think working out even helps with the excess water issue. I just don’t know why I feel like I don’t really get any benefits from walking anymore. I know this happens to you too. But, I’ll do it, for maybe 30 minutes every other day or so. Geez….I’m so not used to this body lol.
I know how you feel sometimes when I walk I think it's pointless because compared to what I am used to it doesn't feel like I am doing anything, especially with the scale going up. But, it really does help us and keep the babies healthy too. It's good to keep some form of physical activity routine also. I always read about the affects of moms not gaining enough weight on the babies. That seems to help me calm down a little about the weight gain and put me back into prospective that it's what's best for the little man. You think tootsie rolls are bad, I have a mcdonalds practically accross the street from my house. Luckily, I am not a fan of fast food but I am in love with dessert. So, I make hot fudge sundae runs LOL or an oreo mcflurry on a regular basis. I will be lucky if I only gain 35 pounds by the end haha.